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Bone Density Screening

Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare

Bone density screening, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is a unique form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone mineral density (BMD). Your BMD is how much calcium and other minerals are in your bone.

The DEXA determines whether you have low BMD, called osteopenia, or osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become very thin and brittle. DEXA can also predict the risk of future fractures and check to see if your osteoporosis treatment is working.

It is recommended that all women over 65 or postmenopausal age with risk factors talk to their provider about bone density screening. Women who are younger than 65 years and past menopause should have a BMD screen if they have risk factors, such as a family history of osteoporosis and/or fractures, vitamin D deficiency, Rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, malabsorption, or a body weight less than 127 pounds.
DEXA screening is conveniently offered in our Fayetteville office.

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